AAMP Story: Christian Chin
Even though I hadn’t thought seriously about going to seminary until recently, coming to Seattle Pacific Seminary has been the best decision I’ve made. Although I have worked in ministry for 10 years, I recently grew a desire to grow intellectually, to learn new methods of ministry, and to meet other people who I could learn from and share life with. Then I was able to attend the Discernment Weekend, a safe place to discern God’s plan for me.
I was impressed with SPU’s vision, and that ― combined with being recruited by Billy Vo for many years ― drew me into the Asian American Ministry Program. I have a heart for Asian American ministry and to have a seminary that values this was big for me.
All of my professors have been amazing, but Professor Mike Langford stands out. His “Doctrine of God and the Environment” class was especially influential for me. The classroom was like a church service, and I felt like I was ministered to every time we met. Class discussions were vibrant and illuminating, and never before had I felt so much at ease to speak up and share in a classroom. Dr. Langford's class shows just how much freedom there is in the SPU Seminary to ask questions and think outside of the box. And because the material is so practical, I have applied what I learned from all of my courses in the Seminary to my ministry.
This seminary cares about your mind, body, and soul. You will be challenged intellectually. You will learn practical ministry skills. You will grow in your spiritual life. You will meet amazing professors and students. The vision of the school is lived out in everything that they do. The professors are of the highest quality and are extremely accessible. I have grown in my faith in so many ways.
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